I did AJAX long before it was even termed as AJAX! Yes its true.
AJAX to put in a line is ‘not to refresh the page for each request’..
and thats wat I did in my research work in my masters using java-script,
xml RPC method calling.
So its AJAX ruling the web,…yet its simple java script/dhtml…
Check this link, an MSN portal which mimicks google personalized portal.